Thursday, May 23, 2019

Matthew Ehret — Trump Attacks Military Industrial Complex and Calls for Infrastructure Investments in the Middle East

While Trump has too often accommodated this hive of neocons, his recent statements and repeated calls for cooperation with Russia and China demonstrate a sound push back which should be taken very seriously. In that Fox interview Trump said:

“With all of everything that’s going on, and I’m not one that believes—you know, I’m not somebody that wants to go in to war, because war hurts economies, war kills people, most importantly—by far most importantly.”You know, in Syria, with the caliphate, so I wipe out 100 percent of the caliphate. That doesn’t mean you’re not going to have these crazy people who run around blowing up stores and blowing up things—these are seriously ill people. I don’t want to say, ‘Oh, they’re wiped,’ you know, ISIS. But, I wiped out 100 percent of the caliphate. I say, ‘I want to bring our troops back home.’ The place went crazy. You have people here in Washington, they never want to leave.”‘You know what I’ll do, I’ll leave a couple hundred soldiers behind,’ but if it was up to them, they’d bring thousands of soldiers in. Someday people will explain it, but you do have a group, and they call it the military-industrial complex. They never want to leave. They always want to fight.”
Trump continued to explain his preference for economic over military solutions which is certainly in alignment with the Russia and Chinese approach in the Middle East....
Strategic Culture Foundation
Trump Attacks Military Industrial Complex and Calls for Infrastructure Investments in the Middle East
Matthew Ehret

See also
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not think additional U.S. troops are needed in the Middle East to counter Iran, casting doubt on a Pentagon plan to bolster forces in the region.
Trump doubts U.S. needs to send more troops to Middle East
Phil Stewart, Jeff Mason


Kaivey said...

Crikey, Trump is fighting back. Perhaps he isn't a con man afterall. As bad as he is in many other ways, he still seems up for peace (except for Venezuela, so we must be careful, and not get lulled into a false security). I just hope Trump gets the support he needs.

S400 said...

Not much fighting back. The man says contradicting things every minute. Remember wikileaks - I LOVE WIKILEAKS! And later - I don’t know anything about Wikileaks....